Green Beetle Unknown?
Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 4:39 AM
Found near Eunice New Mexico, close to the west border of Texas.
Eunice, New Mexico
What a positively gorgeous image of a positively gorgeous Rainbow Scarab, a Dung Beetle. Most of the images of Rainbow Scarabs we receive are of Phanaeus vindex, but your image is of Phanaeus difformis which has a much more limited range of Texas and surrounding states. BugGuide has an excellent image explaining how to differentiate the two species.